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to have firearms. >> 1938 is a long time ago. that was the law of the land until 2008. what change during that time. >> i always find that out at shows how gun control can work. very serious restrictions on non. >> all of our gun massacres, none have been committed with a fully automatic weapon. but what happened, you had the firearms act and importantly the 1960s have been. the racial turbulence of the 60s and the assassination of president kennedy, his brother, martin luther king eventually produced another gun control act. there was support for that and even in the leadership of the nra at the time. charlton heston subscribe to a statement that was read by another hollywood tough guy calling for some kind of regulation to prevent this repetition of the assassinations. they think like a lot of gun control measures comely support them in california. ronald reagan supported a gun-control measure because black panthers are running around the state legislature. it made it impossible to do that impose a waiting period on the time you needed people to apply for a handgun and actually being ab
by that is a government that is more transparent, more accountable, more rule of law. where there are clear rules, and they are enforced equally, not are not enforced which is often the case, but are enforced based on who you are. i think this brings me to the what could happen. obviously, one scenario is a continuation of the status quo which i tend to think is the most likely, certainly in the short run, because the family i think, a, can't bring itself to agree on a younger leader yet and, b, even though many of them say there has to be change, they don't agree on what that change is. so, um, the status quo is the easiest thing. and the risk of of that, obviously, is further economic stagnation and stultify case and more unemployment. unemployment among young saudi men 20-24 is roughly 40%. and 40% of people live -- saudis, not foreigners, saudis -- live on less than a thousand dollars a month. so they're not all rich. and, indeed, that wealth disparity is a source of anger among a lot of saudis. another option is that the society, there is some younger prince who tries to open up a bit and re
law enforcement in poor communities of color and attempting to assist people who have been released from prison enter into a society which had never shown much use for them in the first place, i had a series of experiences that began what i now call my awakening. i began to awaken to a racial reality that is just so obvious to me now that what seems odd in retrospect is that i could have been blind to it for so long. as i write in the introduction to my book, "the new jim crow," what has changed since the collapse of jim crow has less to do with the basic structure of of our society than the language we use to justify it. in the era of color blindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race explicitly as a justification for discrimination, exclusion and southerly contempt. social contempt. so we don't. rather than rely on race, we use our criminal justice system to label people of color criminals and then engage in all the practices that we supposedly left behind. today it is perfectly legal to discriminate against criminals in nearly all the ways in which it was once lega
to the law, conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction or other terrorism related cases, but through the sting operations, identify them first. it's easy to be empathetic to the fbi's view, and i try to talk about it in the book which is that if you're a case agent, and you have a guy on tape saying, you know, i want to bomb the subway system, you don't want to be the guy who says let's ignore him, and then six months later, he commits an act of terrorism. it's easy to understand why the fbi pursues these cases, but what i put out in the book is that there has yet to be an example of someone on their own capable of terrorism, someone who is a loud mouth, do you want have weapon, and meeting an operative and says, hey, here's a bomb. the only people providing the capacity is actually the fbi. you know, these sting operations are an evolution of drug stings. you've seen where, you know, in the movies, a guy has an empty briefcase, and two people believe there's cocaine inside, hand over the money, and hand over the briefcase, they open it, it's empty, they rush in and arrest the person
: what is your background? >> at american university, i teach a combination of business law and actually don't really teach in the way international law courses and public international law. i am a visiting fellow at the hoover institution in california, nonresident senior fellow at the brookings institution in washington d.c. and in those areas, most international security, this book, i am proud to say was published by the institution press, and i have a background that is schizophrenic, i have a background in finance and business and tax law and that sort of stuff. earlier in my career i was a long time non-profit lawyer and that sort of stuff, and general counsel to the george soros foundation and the open society. i have drifted to the right i have to say some what. before that i was the director of the human rights watch arms division in new york. i have another career in on profits of but also sort of the long background in transactional business practices a lot of which involve development and finance and international development issues and one of the things i enjoy it was the ch
smuggled himself out of england to find some extraordinarily strict british immigration laws that did not allow machinists, skilled artisans like himself to leave the british isles precisely because if they did, they would end up helping other countries rather than england. so he pretended to be a farmer or some such, smuggled himself to new york. moses brown heard about him, brought hip up to start a mill -- him up to start a mill, and moses brown actually had some smuggled machinery for him to work on to see if it might help. turned out to be mostly useless, so he can can ballized the parts, and the rest is history. another story's about fortunes made from illicit trade. everyone talks about how much money pablo escobar makes. i think a mexican drug trafficker has joined that infamous l list. you know if you're on the list, your days are probably numbered, because you're getting a little too much attention. if we look back at our history, some of our founding family fortunes are built on illicit trade. here, of course, i've already mentioned to brown brothers, but we can look to the
be is that whitey brought the fbi the nation's top law enforcement to its knees. he harnessed the power of the fbi on his behalf and that is what gave him his rise to power and his longevity and no one else in this underworld has that claim to fame so to speak. that is his historic marker that we should never forget because he compromised the fbi for so many years. it's a subject and a topic we went deep on and check for 20 years which whitey had his so called holy alliance with the fbi we refer to as the black mass years and we have taken those and in the new book whitey we have put them in the larger context, the full arc of his long life and getting into the project to finance the research for the past year or so got away we were astonished by how much new material and information we were able to uncover and work with in trying to put together the long life of whitey taking a look at the making of the monster, the house and the body of whitey. these are things when you read him you are going to be reading about whether it is tracing the family, the history of the family backed off your land for
it works but we need to beef up the bankruptcy law to deal with failing financial institutions. with what wayne said which was very insightful, i thought, the 2009 stress test, i originally was very skeptical. but i had to it to report on the stress test the major financial institutions were insolvent although some needed more capital and was insolvent that eases concerns in the market that fit well with the mark to market accounting because that cause a panic among investors all over the world. once the fed came in to say it is not insolvent created from mark to market accounting was relieved and at that point* the equity prices of those 19 institutions began to rise. although i was skeptical, i came to support its after words. the important thing is coming it was an anecdote to a terrible policy. mark to market is a ridiculous policy in a major cause of the financial crisis that will be covered in detail in the book i am now writing what caused the financial crisis. sorry to mention "the new york times", an article in the business section about the fact those a make rules white car mark
though is the national organization for the marijuana laws failed miserably in its attempts to the cloister regional marijuana. but then seized upon medical marijuana had enormous success. just like they say, you spoke a little bit of marijuana and mixture onto. in this case can be smoke legal medical marijuana and yearned to full legalization concert of a steppingstone. the ones that have legalized it r.d. have medical marijuana. just a development thing if people give our customers, not so shocking to know that. the next state to legalize possibly be new york. that is my opinion. the northern north liberal states in the western states in particular are going to be the states most likely at this point in time. i'm not sure this is the legalize marijuana if they have to be south of the mason dixon line. those are basically republican dominated conservative state and i think it would be unlikely for them to legalize anytime in the near future with the possible exception of texas. there's a liberal element, mostly based in austin and doubtless that is growing fast and it may n
including women's suffrage, later became law. one of the idiocy had in 1911 was something called old age insurance which today we call social security. a radical idea, so radical that he could not get any votes for it. it in the 1930's obviously franklin roosevelt, the new deal, the progress of congress, the grass roots labor movement and protest movements of the time pushed the system to be more progressive. and it passed social security. even at the time, the business community, conservatives said this is a socialist and radical idea that will ruin the economy. so it was still considered a radical idea, but it was, nevertheless, now law. about a year go the poll was done of tea party members -- about 50 percent of all the tea party members that they polled said that congress and the business community should not mess with social security. it up the social security was sacrosanct. how did this idea of social security go from being a socialist radical idea hundred years ago to something that today even right wing tea party members feel is so embedded in our society as part of our mainstr
of california who is is possible for the first minimum-wage law, a workmen's compensation law, the first major regulations on the railroad industry, corporations. his counterpart in the 1930's, radical governor of minnesota. marcantonio, the great congressman from new york who is a protege of someone also in my book, the mayor of new york. and the great paul melson who died more than ten years ago in a tragic airplane crash was a great hero and the principal politician. the great feminist and peace leader who was in congress before that had been involved in the women's rights in peace and civil rights movement as a lawyer. of the 100 people, about 20 of them are people who either ran for office or who were elected for office. of the renter of the -- ran for office like upton sinclair. almost one on an end poverty in california platform but did not win. eugene debs was never elected to anything. victor berger was a member of congress. and so the library of politicians and the people who are most controversial in my book are theodore roosevelt who was a military stand imperialism but also a stro
educated and entertained will retaliate the bill became law except though lobbyist and it made sense but the idea of educating and entertaining that we can begin to meet people where they are is fundamental. >> host: how did they get money at a politics. >> how does it work? >> think of secrecy even the president of the nation's history was prone to that on the issue of drones to killing americans the citizens. >> of president hussein. >> and more transparent than any other. >> and from which the the cost the government kept secrets from the people they will not find a from the government. >> guest: that said but information wants to be free and it will make its way to the public. we live in a glass house and fishable society. the folks like you told us to account, the sunshine laws, freedom of information , any time michael krasny ask for freedom of information i know i am in serious trouble. and expos eight, five per series by definition. so we are anesthetized because we know that gotcha framework will be engaged. but we are past that with the leaks as a perfect reminder that the
. they find it advantageous to process and grow food or it's cheaper in countries where the environmental laws are weaker than they could have an easier time dictating policies. increasingly our foods are being produced in these countries. if you're talking about organics, it is difficult to verify that in the united states that the product is meeting the standard. we can imagine how this is happening in places like china. >> in much of this and other programs online that booktv.org. >> we have allowed a human rights nightmare took her on our watch. in the years since doctor king's death, a system of racial and social control has emerged from the ashes of slavery and jim crow law. a system of mass incarceration that has doctor king turning in his grave. the mass incarceration of poor people of color in the united states is paramount to a new caste system, one that schulz young people to decrepit schools and brand-new high-tech prisons. it is a system that locks people into a permanent status, it is, in my view, the moral equivalent of jim crow. >> booktv's first online book club with michelle
, accountable, ru le of law where with there enforced equally enforced or not enforced as is the case but based on your so this brings me to what could happen obviously one scenario is the status quo that is the most likely in the short run because the family and i cannot bring themselves to agree on a young girl leader and even though many say their task to be changed they don't agree with it is the status quo is the easiest and it is further economic stagnation and unemployment among young saudi men 2324 is roughly 40% not foreigners. saudis live on less than $1,000 per month. so indeed the wealth disparity has thinker among the lot of saudis. there is a young bird prints to tries to open up and revive the economy. the risk is it produces a backlash among the conservatives who don't want more changes and openness and opportunity for women that they say is the road to ruin. if you got to a religious back class -- backlash modernizers. said to that backlash, the author is the leader as a way to control this is to revert to the religiosity of the '80s and '90s after they attacked on the math:mos
is called the most ambitious man in the world's. it is a quote about abraham lincoln and his law partners. abraham lincoln from nearly as part of his life, family members would have said he was awfully hungry to be somebody. once he got in trouble with his older sister he said behaving like that, what do you expect? he said president of the united states. as president lincoln said there was never a time in my life when i didn't believe i was going to be president of the united states. this was someone who was very determined and work hard to make something of himself and have his life be one we would remember and talk about so many years later. and he made his first bid for congress and he writes a friend of his and says did you hear anyone say mr. lincoln is a good friend of mine, kelly about this statement, the truth is i would like to go very much. clinton has two major obstacles in his way. one is a gentleman named edward baker who is a friend of his. another is a gentleman named john hart. both of these men have similar qualifications, they are all about the same age, all three lawye
for the reform of marijuana laws, norml, failed miserably in its attempts to legalize recreational marijuana. but then seized upon medical marijuana and have had enormous success with that. thinking that that is the, just like they say, you smoke a little bit of marijuana and next you're on to heroin. in this case, you smoke a little bit of legal medical mare, and you're on to legalization. sort of a steppingstone. and the ones who have legalized it already had legal medical mare, so, you know, it's just a development kind of thing. it's no so shocking and all that. the next state to legalize marijuana could possibly be new york. that is my opinion. and the northern, more liberal states and the western states in particular, um, are going to be the states most likely to legalize marijuana at this point in time. i'm not sure any states will legalize marijuana. if they happen to be south of the mason dixon line. those are, basically, republican-dominated, conservative states, and i think it'd be unlikely for them to legalize it anytime in the near future with the possible exception of texas. th
of them, and more importantly, though, is the national organization for the reform of marijuana laws, normal failed miserably to legalize recreational marijuana, but seized on medical marijuana with enormous success with that, thinking that is the -- just like they say, the -- you smoke a little marijuana, and next you're on to heroin. in this case, you smoke a little marijuana that's legal medical marijuana, and you're on to full legalization. sort of a steppingstone, and the ones that have legalized it, already had legal medical marijuana, so, you know, it's a development thing as people get more accustoms, not so shocking and all of that. the next state to legalize marijuana could possibly be new york. that is my opinion. the northern more liberal instigates and western states in particular are going to be the states most likely to legalize marijuana at this point in time. i'm not sure any states will legalize marijuana if it was south of the mason dixon line. those are basically republican dominated conservative states, and i think it's unlikely for them to legalize it any time i
treated john he had been locked up for seven years. now i speak as an amateur here about tax law, but my understanding of a 501c3 is that at least one that the church was given there are lairs of accountability. there has to be responsibility along the line. one entity is accountable to the next. when you have one individual who can put all of the other individuals in to a double wide trailer for years on end, i don't know that you can say there's any other individual than david who has any power inside the church of scientology. i think the church is at the crisis point in the future. it's headed for a reckoning. if david is not willing to come forward and confront accusers, people in the church have a responsibility, i think, a moral responsibility to address those abuses. and i particularly charge the celebrities who have been used to promote scientology with that duty because nobody else has done more to bring people to scientology. they have a definite responsibility understanding what is going on there. thank you. >> thank you. >> in the 1989, the u.s. supreme court hernandez v. th
up at me and he said, it's awful.hoolt that was our entire conversation. i applied to law school that e ternoon. pe [laughter] this was before parents believed in self-esteem and all that.ill. it was awful. it was a mercy killing. it wa [laughter] i went to law school, which was good most of becauser i marriedo my better, to spot the issue, helped my writing. i knew that i didn't want to be a lawyer. i wrote as freelance writing, my mother called it up employment. i had an article rejected, and my wife saw me cry, but i was hired by time in 197 # 7. i spent 33 years at time and news week, and that's where i really learnedded how to write. to keep it simple, try to be clear, try to draw the reader into the story, above all, to tell the story. washington bureau chief for ten years in the late 80s and 90s. wrote a lot of cover stories, had fun, but news magazine journalism is group, and i started writing books, and in the 1980s, my friend and colleague, who was here last year, asked me to write a book about the old foreign policy establishment, and we wrote "the wisemen: six friends
. if you just read some of the things that are in the law, in any law including dodd-frank, you come away scratching your head like what does that actually mean speakicalliesome so that's why if it's a regulatory bill which this is, the regulators have to flesh it out, and the 2,319 pages become god knows how many pages. it'll be tens of thousands by the time it's over. it's not over yet. many of those things are still on the drawing board, and many of them are being fought tooth and nail by the industry. i'll just give you one example which is one of my pet peeves. dodd-frank goes some way, and i applaud dodd and frank and others for this very much, towards forcing derivatives to be standardized and traded on organized exchanges like stock options. well, stock options are a derivative. that is a very familiar derivative that's been standardized and traded on organized exchanges for decades. and it works really well. one upshot of that is that if you decide you'd like to buy apple call options with a strike price of $419.27 that expire on your birthday, you can't do that. you go to the ma
to the freedom of information act and the local government here in california talk about sunshine laws. i know that i am in serious trouble that is part of the mercury news today and it is just we are this way. wiki leaks was a reminder of that. but the issue of secrecy is your privacy, generally. my argument has to do with the. >> i would like to think that there is, but i argue that. privacy is being used as a currency because you can buy your way to more customized services using or giving up privacy. i argue that you must be more transparent. there's a lot of informed consent. you have now to subscribe to all kinds of things mostly for benign or pieces. and we have allowed, especially my age, a lot of folks, learning this language, we would rather spend the extra dollar and not give up that privacy. but i do believe privacy have become less elegant. it is your taxpayer dollars. not our information. you subsidize it, you pay for. it reminded me years ago that one of the fathers of this movement may have been unknowingly ronald reagan. in the 80s when he gave up all that satellite informatio
should be restricted by law then my eating and drinking should be in there is a brutal occasion in one case as in the other. any victorian would know that fondling one neighbor's wife is not normal. many cohorts moved to oneida to pursue what they called group marriage, eventually building a three-story brick mansion house that remains today is a combination museum, apartment building, and hotel. i spent a night there. the next morning, a retired oneida person who taught american history for 36 years gives me a guided tour. as he points to a yellowing photograph of john humphrey hanging on the wall, he resembled a bearded old fashion everyman. your great-grandfather or mine. it seems unthinkable that the head poking out of that starched collar would come up with a dogma about. [laughter] even though it is small, clean, and it is more goofy than all the bedrooms on mtv cribs combined. there is a cabinet in which members of the community dried herbs. the oneida community was in upstate tourist attraction right from the start. second to niagara falls, he tells me. i'm taking the same guid
tough for nations to do which is to declare. inflation risk treasury should do so with the law other than the war powers act that should be able to respond on a presidential level. with a macro consideration of the invention of warfare let me talk about "taps on the walls." i flew 94 combat missions by quit counting to volunteer for a second tour. myrna was back in the states and i said i could fly another 100 missions and she said you have to do that. this goes back to my young men are so untrustworthy with the prosecution of conflict. you need no longer lens but you do trust your men and women and they go there. of was a first lieutenant to upgrade and i was very proud of that. and then i had the prospect of more to come. then in december 65 i had of three month old baby and they went to the south side of chicago and she would be seven and a half when i walked back in the door. the daughter after the war is more like her mother. that is the genes. north of hanoi no rescue possible if you went down and we were hit by ground fire and got out going through 1,000 feet which means you a
drafted and endorsed gun-control laws requiring anyone who want to toots carry a concealed weapon to have a license only allow goes to go to people with the proper reason for carrying their firearms. research found 1934 when the federal government congress passed the first major gun-control law the firearms act of 1934 restricting access to gangster weapons like machine guns and sawed off shotguns frederick was asked to testify does the second amendment have any relevance to the national firearms act? his answer from the perspective of today is remarkable. he said i have not given any study from that point* abuse of the head of the nra thought of the most far-reaching blog today was impacted by the second amendment. that change the late '70s when the nra went a radical transformation becoming more politically active hard-line. >> my eight with 1968 with the assassination of jfk and then passing the most legislation did that play a part? what were the factors to the nra to pivot on the issue of gun control? >> you are right to talk about the gun-control act of 1968 which was then next to b
and he insisted that these are legitimate law enforcement tool for finding terrorists. what we've also seen under obama, and i think there is hesitancy by the press director critical of this, has been an increase of surveillance. the amount of worthless wiretaps. the amount of worthless electronic surveillance that we're seeing. the fbi when a police someone might post terrorist threat has 72 hours, go to your e-mail, go through trash, go to any kind of digital remnant you might leave behind looking for evidence that you may be involved in terrorism. we've seen an explosion of that. google reports every year the amount of government request. what we've seen is a real strong standby obama and defending the sanctions. we've seen a steady increase in the types of cases. and also if you look at, when we're doing the initial "mother jones" investigation there was about a year of data since then and the percentage of informants better -- who provide the means and in some cases the idea is even higher than what we saw before. these are people, the most recent one is this case in new york invo
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